Financial Support Catalogue (Spring 2020/2021)

The American University in the Emirates is proud to offer our students the following scholarships, grants, and aid options in support of their education.

UNDERGraduate

Undergraduate (Bachelor’s) Scholarships

1- PRIVILEGE CARDS & GOVERNMENT GRANTS

Funding Type Description HS Average Amount Min. CGPA Combinability Notes
Al Saada Card Grant
  • Undergraduate students
  • Current employees of General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (Dubai)
  • Valid card in student’s name
85 – 100 % 40%

 

2.6

 

None

 

 

  • HS average requirement only applied to new students enrolled during Spring 2020
75 – 84% 30%
74% or below 20%
Esaad Card Grant
  • Undergraduate students
  • Valid Esaad card in student’s name OR
  • Have an eligible family member as listed on the back of a valid Esaad card
85 – 100 % 40%

 

3.0 40%: Not combinable

20% & 30% can be combined

  • Early Payment
  • Family Grant
  • Financial Aid
  • High School
  • Government (15%)
  • University Merit
  • Proof of family relation*
  • HS average requirement only applied to new students enrolled during Spring 2020
75 – 84% 30%
74% or below 20%
FAZAA Card Grant
  • Undergraduate students
  • Valid FAZAA card in student’s name
N/A 20% 2.6 None
Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services 
  • Undergraduate students
  • Employees of Dubai Ambulance
N/A 30% 2.6 None
  • 100% scholarship for 1 employee who is of people of determination, with proof of DCAS nomination letter
  • 50% scholarship to 10 employees, with proof of DCAS nomination letter
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) Grant

 

  • Undergraduate students
  • Current employees
N/A

 

 

 

 

 

20% 2.6 None  

 

Dubai Police Grant
  • Undergraduate students
  • Current or retired employee OR
  • Have parent or spouse who is a current or retired employee
85 – 100% 40% 2.6 None
  • If student is the child or spouse of DP employee, student must have min. HS average of 70%
  • HS average requirement only applied to new students enrolled during Spring 2020
75 – 84% 30%
74% or below 20%
General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs Dubai Grant

(GDRFA)

  • Undergraduate students
  • Current or retired employee; OR
  • Have parent or spouse who is a current or retired employee
85 – 100% 30% 2.6 None
  • If student is child or spouse of employee, student must have min. HS average of 70%
  • Proof of family relation*
  • HS average requirement only applied to new students enrolled during Spring 2020
84 or below 20%
Government Employee Grant
  • Undergraduate students
  • Current UAE government employee

 

N/A 15% 2.5
  • Early Payment
  • Family Grant
  • Financial Aid
  • High School
  • University Merit
  • 100% government owned entities are eligible
  • Semi-government organizations not entitled

 

2. UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS

Funding Type Description HS Average Amount Min. CGPA Combinability Notes
Athletic Scholarship
  • Undergraduate students
  • Registered athletes on an AUE team
  • Nominated by Athletic Coordinator
N/A 1st Team: 50%

Sub.: 25%

 

2.6 None
AUE Scholarship
  • New undergraduates
  • Enrolling directly from high school
90% or above Up to 100% 3.6 None
Early Payment 
  • Undergraduate students
  • Pay in full by early payment deadline
N/A 5% None
  • Family Grant
  • Financial Aid
  • High School
  • Government (15%)
  • University Merit
Family Grant
  • Undergraduate students
  • Two or more registered immediate family members (siblings, parents, spouse, children)
  • Registered in courses simultaneously

 

N/A 10% per family member 2.5
  • Early Payment
  • Family Grant
  • Financial Aid
  • High School
  • Government (15%)
  • University Merit

 

  • Must be registered and have AUEID numbers.
  • Proof of family relation*
High School Merit Scholarship
  • Undergraduate students
  • Final high school average of 85 or higher
  • High school graduate within two years of enrolling at AUE
  • Granted for first four consecutive semesters of study
95% or above 20% 3.0 Can be combined

  • Early Payment
  • Family Grant
  • Financial Aid
  • Government (15%)
  • University Merit
90 – 94% 15%
85 – 89% 10%
University Merit Scholarship
  • Undergraduate students
  • Min. 45 credit hours completed
N/A 15% 3.9 – 4.0 Can be combined

  • Early Payment
  • Family Grant
  • Financial Aid
  • High School
  • Government (15%)
10%

 

3.6 – 3.89

3- UNIVERSITY AID

Funding Type Description HS Average Amount Min. CGPA Combinability Notes
Financial Aid
  • Undergraduate students
  • Extreme financial hardship
  • Must apply through student portal
75% or above (new student) Up to 50% 3.0 Can be combined

  • Early Payment
  • Family Grant
  • High School
  • Government (15%)
  • University Merit

 

Required Documents are posted on the Student Portal
Humanitarian Aid (COVID-19)
  • Undergraduate students
  • Documented unpaid leave and/or termination due to COVID-19
  • Demonstrated extreme financial hardship
 

N/A

 

Up to 40%

 

N/A

 

Can be combined

  • Early Payment
  • Family Grant
  • High School
  • Government (15%)

University Merit

Required Documents:

  • Personal Statement from Student
  • Official Employer Letter (unpaid leave, termination, decrease in salary)
  • Bank Statement (past 6 months)
  • Any other documents, as required

 

Additional Notes – Undergraduate Students

Deadline to apply for scholarships/grants

  • Fall: September 25
  • Spring: January 25

Deadline to apply for financial aid

  • Fall: September 1
  • Spring: January 5
  • Undergraduate students can receive up to 50% in financial support per semester
  • Repeated courses will not be included in the scholarship/grant
  • Proof of familial relation: If the middle and family names do not match,
  • student must provide proof of familial relation (marriage certificate, family book, passport, etc.)

  • Terms and Conditions apply
  • New requirements, terms, and conditions to the financial support options will be applicable starting the Spring 2020-2021 semester, as published in this catalogue)

Graduate

Graduate (Master’s) Scholarships

Funding Type Description Amount Min. CGPA Notes
AUE Alumni Scholarship
  • Graduate students
  • Graduated from an AUE undergraduate (Bachelor’s) program
30% 3.6
AUE Scholarship
  • New graduate students
  • Graduated within 1 year of study
Up to 50% 3.75
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) Grant
  • Graduate students
  • Current employee
15% 3.6
Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services
  • Graduate students
  • Current employees
30% 3.6
  • 100% scholarship for 1 employee who is of people of determination, with official DCAS nomination letter
  • 50% scholarship to 10 employees, with official DCAS nomination letter
Esaad Card Grant
  • Graduate students
  • Valid Esaad card in their name OR
  • Have an eligible family member as listed on the back of a valid Esaad card
25% 3.6 Proof of familial relation*
Government Employee Grant
  • Graduate students
  • Currently UAE government employee
25% 3.6
General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (Dubai) Grant
  • Graduate students
  • Current or retired employees; OR 
  • Have a mother, father, husband or wife who is a current or retired employee (student must have bachelor’s CGPA: 2.6+)
25% 3.6 Proof of familial relation*

Additional Notes – Graduate Students

  • Deadline to apply for financial support
    1. Fall: September 25
    2. Spring: January 25
  • Graduate students can receive one scholarship/grant per semester
  • Repeated courses will not be covered in the scholarship/grant
  • Proof of familial relation: If the middle and family names do not match, student must provide proof of familial relation (marriage certificate, family book, passport, etc.)
  • Terms and conditions apply
  • New requirements, terms, and conditions to the financial support options will be applicable startingthe Spring 2020-2021 semester, as published in this catalogue)

NB. For further inquiries students may visit Dept. of Students Affairs..
Toll Free: 800 AUE | Email: [email protected] | Web: www.aue.ae

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